Fracking Informative Speech

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There has been a lot of talk about fracking how we need to prevent fracking because it destroys the environment, from all the chemicals that are used in fracking process. Although most of the chemicals used can be found in you kitchen under the sink. Before I get too far along I should explain what fracking is, the definition of fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas: Also called hydraulic fracturing.- Oxford Dictionary. Since you now know what fracking is I will give you a more in depth on how fracking actually works. Fracking hydraulic is the process that oil companies use to access natural gas and other fossil fuels from the a layer of shale usually a couple thousand feet below the earth's surface. Once they have reached their desired depth they being drilling sideways into the shale bed for up to a mile in any direction. Then they inject fracking fluid into the horizontal well shafts this fracking fluid consists of water, chemicals, and sand. Once the fracking fluid has been pumped into…show more content…
Fracking can be dangerous and can pollute water if it is completed the wrong way if fracking is done the correct way there's no chance of the fracking process contaminating water supplies. In the 40+ years we have been fracking in the United States of America there has been no documented cases of the fracking process contaminating water supplies. Ever case of contained water around a fracking well can be traced back to natural gas leaking through the casing of the well shaft and not the actually fracking process. In order to prevent these leaks from occurring in the new wells we need to have better cement jobs, the cement acts as a sealer filling in every cracking and hole in the main metal casing around the well shaft with helps prevent natural gas leaking into the local water

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